Military background is huge motivator for transfer student: ‘No excuses’

Read story by Joanna Clay – USC News:  If someone told Richie Flores four years ago where he would be now, “I would have thought, ‘that is crazy,’ ” he said.

Then, he was 20 years old, a third-class navigation specialist in the U.S. Navy, working on ships that traveled to places like Japan, Singapore and Guam.

He had joined straight out of Palmdale High School at age 18.

The self-discipline and “no excuses” mantra of the military come in handy now, as a freshman at USC and as the proud father of a 1-month-old baby girl, Aubrey.  Click here to continue reading